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Photography Emphasis (AA) - 60 credits

AA with Emphasis in Photography

The Associate of Arts (AA) with Emphasis in Photography is a liberal education degree with a concentration in fine art photography coursework. It is intended for transfer to a BA four-year program in photographic studies. Students seeking an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with Emphasis in Photography must successfully complete the AA requirements and the specific Photography Emphasis requirements. This degree is designed for students who seek a general liberal arts degree with an emphasis in fine arts photography. The degree provides a sound photography foundation and satisfies the complete MnTC.

Recognition

Normandale Community College's Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Careers in Photography

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The Associate of Arts (AA) with Emphasis in Photography is a liberal education degree with a concentration in fine art photography coursework. It is intended for transfer to a BA four-year program in photographic studies. Students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA)degree with Emphasis in Photography must successfully complete the AA requirements and the specific Photography Emphasis requirements. This degree is designed for students who seek a general liberal arts degree with an emphasis in fine arts photography.The degree provides a sound photography foundation and satisfies the complete Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below.

Code Title Credits
ART 1109 Exploring Photography 3
ART 1110 Introduction to Black and White Photography 3
ART 1113 Video Art 3
ART 1114 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART 2207 Advanced Photography 3

Complete one of the following courses

Code Title Credits
ART 1103 Foundation Art History 2 3
ART 1104 Contemporary Art Survey 3

Complete one studio art elective course

ART ____ - Choose any additional art course (excluding ART 1101, Visual Arts) for 3 credits.

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)- 40 Credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

  • Course 

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)

  • Course #1
  • Course #2 

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1 - met by taking required ART courses
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course 

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements

  • One Health (HLTH) course.
  • One Exercise Science (EXSC) course.
  • Elective credits - additional course(s) numbered 1000 and above, if needed to complete the 60 credit requirement

 

Other Degree Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.